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Opinion: State HHS manager explains big budget
Opinion: Time to repeal Energy Transition Act
As more New Mexicans learn the truth about the Energy Transition Act, or ETA, the less they support it.
Opinion: Mill levy crucial to BMSD’s future
Mill-levy funds are a critical source of support for our schools; they protect our investment in what’s already built.
Opinion: Mill levy cash needed in Aztec schools
Schools are an economic driver in our community... If a community's schools fail, that community can lose population and property values can go down.
Opinion: Prioritize mining, win clean at energy
China has already captured much of the renewable energy market... that means more U.S. jobs and wealth being transferred to a geopolitical rival.
Opinion: Solar tax isn’t worth losing a lawsuit
Farmington resident Eli Pavlik cautions the City Council to reflect on Bloomfield's experience fighting the ACLU before facing EarthJustice lawyers.
Opinion: In Texas, there’s trouble in the wind
New wind systems are entirely dependent on favorable weather conditions. The coal plants they replaced typically ran non-stop for months at a time.
Opinion: Add a natural gas option to SJGS study
For years our county depended on coal and natural gas for jobs and funding for the local economy. We have some important decisions ahead of us.
Opinion: Methane rules needed to cut emissions
It’s time for New Mexico to step up and cut methane emissions for the sake of its residents and neighbors.
Opinion: Helping wildlife is good business
Conserving wildlife and sustaining the economic viability of working lands are essential. Done right, these things can and should go well together.
Opinion: US must mine own ‘rare earth’ minerals
Having domestic sources and stockpiles of the 'rare earth' minerals needed to create a host of modern products is a matter of national security.
Opinion: State rep says Cottrell Propst should go
Montoya: Public officials should represent New Mexicans, not the interests of foreign corporations. It’s time for Sarah Cottrell Propst to step down.
Letters to the Editor, May 31, 2019
State energy policy, the response to violence against indigenous women and the value of active shooter drills are this week's topics.
Opinion: Growing a stronger Farmington economy
Mayor Nate Duckett says things are looking up, but there's work to be done to diversify and transform the local economy.
Letters to the Editor: May 17, 2019
Readers discuss the importation of heartworm-infected dogs from Louisiana and columnist George Sharpe's 's take on the New Green Deal.
Opinion: New energy laws will hurt our state
Santa Fe politicians are being pushed by special interests from out-of-state funders passing laws that jeopardize our way of life.
Opinion: A solid foundation takes teamwork
On March 16, 2019, the New Mexico Legislature reached the end of one of the busiest sessions in recent memory.
Opinion: This is what success looks like
The results of the 2019 legislative session are evidence of what can happen when your elected leaders work together to serve the people of New Mexico.
CEO: Searchlight story distorted the facts
Over the five years of continuous operation, the plant has consumed no water for energy, and there are no contaminants placed in the water. Never.
Opinion: Public lands deal has regional wins
Sen. Martin Heinrich: "Living in a state that proudly calls itself the Land of Enchantment, I know how much our public lands mean to New Mexicans."
Populists and traditionalists are battling
Dick Cheney is the rare Republican who isn't intimidated by President Donald Trump these days.
Opinion: Bill will boost access to solar power
One solar project serves "several hundred households and businesses at once, creating scale that helps bring down costs for everyone." — Tim Willink
Opinion: Methane controls needed
New Mexico has a real and growing problem with methane waste from oil and gas production that Governor Lujan Grisham is right to address.
Letters to the editor: March 6, 2019
Reflections on whether the state should tax food, and policies that may restrict job growth in New Mexico are today's topics.
Opinion: FInding a compromise on gun control
Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe shares his views on the divisive issues of gun control laws and mental health care funding.
Opinion: Professional looks at PreK legislation
I want to share my professional opinion with you regarding New Mexico's children and legislation that is being heard in Santa Fe this session.
Shift to renewables shouldn’t cost rate payers
Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation says voters haven’t been told that switching to renewable energy sources will increase electric bills.
Opinion: Move forward with renewable energy
SJCA's Zach Pavlik says renewable energy offers a way to supplement the resources traditionally relied on while building the Four Corners economy.
Aztec mayor: Don’t rely on boom or bust economy
For far too long, New Mexicans have been told to choose between a strong economy and protecting our air and water. That is a false choice.
Opinion: Government shutdowns punish the public
Shutdowns are not entertainment for regular Americans or for furloughed government workers trying to make ends meet without a paycheck.
Opinion: Coal can’t keep up in this economy
A recent Daily Times Article misses the most pressing part of the economic situation that the Four Corners and coal communities around the U.S. face.
Opinion: Surplus is a chance for our prosperity
Instead of a shortfall, Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham and the new legislature will see a surplus of $1.1 billion for the next budget year.
Flynn: Why the hysteria over Hilcorp?
When anti-oil and gas activists suggest that this is “double drilling,” they are flat wrong. This is really half drilling.
Local Voices: An open letter to the community
Image is everything some say, which is why I felt compelled to respond to a recent column identifying Farmington as the worst place to raise a child.
Guest Editorial: Flu deaths make shots vital
About 80,000 Americans died of flu and its effects last flu season. That's the highest number of fatalities in four decades. Get a flu shot.
Parker: Nikki Haley’s comet has a long tale
Haley has long been considered a likely presidential candidate. But not before 2024.
Opinion: Do Hilcorp’s foes want real results?
Protesters and political opportunists want you to think Hilcorp is requesting to drill thousands of new wells and otherwise bring about the apocalypse
Milbank: Radiation? Chemicals? No big deal
I am positively glowing. New regulations floated by the Environmental Protection Agency are set to increase Americans' exposure to radiation.